Malaysia has made arrangements to bring home over 1,000 citizens in India amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a broadcasted press conference today, Deputy Foreign Minister Kamarudin Jaffar said that 1,519 Malaysians are stranded in India.

To repatriate the Malaysians, six AirAsia planes will bring home 1,116 of them from Chennai and Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu state.

The remaining 403 will be brought home on two Malaysia Airlines flights from Chennai and Mumbai.

Kamarudin did not mention the scheduled date of departure or arrival.

More updates to follow.